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Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 2:58 pm by flerly.

Lloyd has my personal email address on his laptop, so now everytime he cc’s me in a response to an angry customer, that customer now has my personal email. I asked him to remove it from his book Saturday morning, when this apparently started, but he hasn’t seemed to have figured it out. How do you fix this? I’ve already forwarded the items to my work email, then when I reply to everyone, I’ve even put a note at the end about removing one address and using the other. Still, I’m getting work emails on my personal pc. I may give it one more day, then I’m just going to ignore those requests until they actually go to the right place. I did warn you!

Friday night: cc’d on a half dozen issues about MLS compliance, which we apparently neglected in the migration. Yes, I read the email Friday, but it was way after normal work hours, and I’ve had enough of that crap.

Saturday morning: Looks like DavidR. is working this Saturday as he sends me a simple request. I did it. No big deal. But, the rest of this Saturday was for cleaning house, some general laziness and going to ‘s birthday party, of course. That was a hella night of fun.

Sunday: Manage to get an excellent Red Lobster lunch and a little laziness in before sitting down to finish up work on my “special project”. (Also managed to work some via phone help for Pete in there, too.) In the end, walked away from the computer at about 1am, still not completely happy with my work. It’s been a long time since I’d had to lay out anything in the advertising vein…. golly, I know I had that class in college at least… maybe I’ve never really had to make a real ad. Well, this time I’ve made five, and let me tell you, my Flash skills are sorely lacking, as I couldn’t get a damn thing I liked to save at under 25KB as a flash file. Thus, I turned in several simple animated gifs. I feel 10 years behind the times. Really need more Flash practice and resources. And ideas, I guess. Packing something interesting into a small ad space in a small file size proved to be more of a challenge than I’d expected.

I’ve spent today picking away at a list of “urgent” but small fixes, and I still have to finish cutting the entire “new look” for one of last weeks complaining customers. That is, my deadline to have their “new graphics” live is today, even though they have yet to send me the new photos and text they wanted included in the new design. Reasonable, no? It just means I’ll have to redo the whole thing when they do send their input, but who cares about that. I’ve got nothing but time.

I’m moderately worried that I’ve gotten no feedback on my ad designs yet. I really want to drop everything and try harder to work up some designs in flash…



  1. dirtyolman has made a Comment

    There’s no such thing as an “…excellent Red Lobster lunch..”

    January 30, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    I think I know some other cheddar-bisquit addicts who might argue with you on that point… and that they have a lunch menu as opposed to asking for insane dinner prices all the time makes it a nice option for us. Like this weekend… grilled Tilapia, veggies, rice, bisquits, salad with their also addictive red-wine vinigrette… $8 at lunch. Hit the spot. =)

    Nobody goes to Red Lobster expecting quality seafood…

    Although… friend who is a restaurant manager in Chattanooga knew the manager of a great new restaurant called Bonefish there. Quality joint, however, among the Chattanooga populace, they were but a poor second compared to the local, lines-out-in-the-parking-lot, Red Lobster. Something to do with Bonefish not having enough “fried fish” selections as I recall.

    January 30, 2006 @ 5:34 pm

  3. ninjaben3 has made a Comment

    the red lobster that we normally go to is the worst. i’m not sure why we still go there but at no point in time has it ever been a good experience. i’ve had to get up, walk to the bar and get my beer refilled by the bartender before. i left a $.31 tip last time cause the service was so bad. the food is decent, but then again, maggie mcmaggerson made some delicious tilapia and veggie/pasta dish.

    what size are the flash ads you are working on? for like 2 years i had to work in 468×60 then we got the bump to 728×90 (standard leaderboard size now). i’ve done an ass ton of work in flash as far as advertising goes, however, most of mine is for automotive dealers and if its not all crazy and loud looking then they don’t like it. sophisticated ads just don’t cut it with them. good luck with that, and if you ever have any questions feel free to ask, cause i’m pretty good at feilding questions now.

    January 31, 2006 @ 7:17 am

  4. flerly has made a Comment

    I thought about talking with you about this, and somehow had too much fun Saturday to remember. Flash wasn’t required for the ads, or even recommended, actually. If I’d done Flash, it had to be 6.0 format and use clickTag tracking codes, which I’d never heard of.

    This discussion may come up again in the future, though. I hadn’t forgotten you as a potential resource. Thanks for the offer, though.

    January 31, 2006 @ 10:27 am

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